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Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt am Main

THE LAY OUT

This example shows how Inherent Energy -IE has been wasted by the municipality of Frankfurt on Main in Germany.
The navigable river Main flows through Frankfurt from the east to the west.

Not far from the city limit to the east is the Osthafen, a commercial port (Red Circle).

Almost on the city limits to the west on the south bank of the river Main, lies the neighborhood of Schwanheim (Blue Circle).

A short distance away to the northwest lies the neighborhood of Sossenheim on the former bank of the river Nidda (Yellow Circle).

About 25km to the west, not far from the north bank of the Main, lies the central garbage disposal site of Wicker/Floersheim.

Central Waste Deposit

Central Waste Deposit

SINGLE CASES OF IE

A recycling yard and a Biogas Plant have been built in the Osthafen. First case of IE!

Both projects work independently! Second IE!

In the neighborhood of Schwanheim is an unused waste water facility, complete with a integrated Biogas Plant. Third IE!

Bio Gas in Schwanheim

Bio Gas in Schwanheim

In the river Nidda which comes from the north-west is regulated by dams. Near Sossenheim is one such a dam. The power of the water at the dams is totally neglected. Fourth IE!

Nidda Dam

Nidda Dam

The garbage is delivered to the central deposit with trucks. Fifth IE!

Although the site is not far from the river Main.

Wicker

Wicker

To renovate the derelict waste water facility in the west could have been much cheaper than to build new facilities in the east.

The garbage collection in Frankfurt could have been concentrated on the river Main. Using the flow of the river and lessening the strain on the streets.

AN ECOLOGICAL NIGHTMARE

Let us assume the municipality of Frankfurt\M. decides to demolish the dam in order to restore nature.

A lot of heavy machinery must pass through underdeveloped strip of the Niddaaue. The ways there are built for light agriculture and as a recreational area.
The amount of energy needed for the demolishing and the damage caused to nature are preventable.
To use the IE of the dam as a micro power plant is without question preferable.
Whoever visits Frankfurt should take a stroll through the Niddaaue. A magic piece of land where time seems to stand still.

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